Superstar is a term used to refer to a celebrity who has great popular appeal and is widely known, prominent or successful in some field. Celebrities referred to as "superstars" may include individuals who work as actors, actresses, musicians, athletes, and other media-based professions. Particularly notable superstars now receive the appellation "megastar".
The term was later used in the 1960s by Andy Warhol: "A friend of mine named Ingrid from New Jersey came up with a new last name, just right for her new, loosely defined show-business career. She called herself "Ingrid Superstar." I'm positive Ingrid invented that word. At least, I invite anyone with "superstar" clippings that predate Ingrid's to show them to me. The more parties we went to, the more they wrote her name in the papers, Ingrid Superstar, and "superstar" was starting its media run. Ingrid called me a few weeks ago. She's operating a sewing machine now. But her name is still going. It seems incredible, doesn't it?" (Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol)
Skye Alexandra Sweetnam (born May 5, 1988) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, actress, and music video director. Skye first entered the mainstream in 2003 with the release of her debut single "Billy S." Over a year later, her debut album, Noise from the Basement, was released including the singles "Tangled Up in Me" and "Number One". In 2006, she was nominated for a Juno Award for New Artist of the Year. Her second album, Sound Soldier, was released in 2007. Now known by the stage name Sever, she is currently the lead singer of the band Sumo Cyco.
Skye was born on May 5, 1988, to Deirdre and Greg Sweetnam. She was named after the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Along with her sister, Aurora, and her brother, Cam, she was born and raised in the small town of Bolton, Ontario, where she studied dancing and singing from a young age. She began singing at the age of five, performing for family members and friends.
2003—2005: Noise from the Basement
She worked with local producer and instrumentalist, James Robertson. Together, Robertson and Sweetnam worked on what later became Noise from the Basement, her Capitol Records/EMI debut. The single "Billy S." appeared in July 2003 on the soundtrack to the movie How to Deal, and quickly took off in Canada. Two more singles were released from her debut and fared moderately on the charts. In 2004, Skye went on tour over Europe and North America, as the opening act for Britney Spears on her Onyx Hotel Tour.
"Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)" is a 1971 hit single for the Gordy (Motown) label, recorded by The Temptations and produced by Norman Whitfield. Something of an early ancestor to the "diss songs" prevalent in hip hop music towards the end of the 20th century, "Superstar" is an attack at two former Temptations members, David Ruffin (who had been fired back in 1968) and his cohort Eddie Kendricks (who quit the act in early 1971 and negotiated a Motown solo deal). The song appears on the 1972 album Solid Rock.
Kendricks quit the group amidst conflicts and tension between him and bandmates Otis Williams and Melvin Franklin, and after being denied the opportunity to record a solo album of classic-styled soul as a reprieve from Norman Whifield's psychedelic soul recordings, which he detested.
Kendricks had continued his friendship with Ruffin following his firing in 1968, and by mid-1971 was making public statements blaming his departure on his problems with Otis Williams and Melvin Franklin. Kendricks pointed out the failure of "It's Summer", the first single not to feature Kendricks' vocals, as evidence that the group was faltering without him, and Ruffin told the press that he was considering starting a new singing group with Kendricks, then-current Temptations lead singer Dennis Edwards, and, once his health improved, Kendricks' good friend Paul Williams (another founding member of the Temptations who was forced to quit the group in 1971 because of failing health).
Johannesburg - MI Cape Town provided evidence in the inaugural SA20 season that sporting contests are never decided on paper. The Newlands-based team were blessed with an abundance of superstars - both SouthAfrican and international - and a coaching staff that was littered with legends in all departments ... “We had a tough year ... ALSO READ ... ALSO READ.
No major superstars are contesting in the league at the moment but former SouthAfrican skipper and the president of Cricket South AfricaGraeme Smith said that it will be fantastic to have MS Dhoni in the mix ... The former South African skipper also opened up on what he feels about the franchises that are participating in the event.
He becomes the third Ghanaian artist to attain this feat after Black Sherif and Sarkodie, and is now part of the club of African superstars which houses the likes of Burna Boy, Wizkid, Davido, Diamond Platinumz, FireboyDML, Rayvanny, Omah Lay and more.
Regardless, the African superstar was at the heart of the Hawks and had some of the best seasons of his career with the franchise ... The superstar shooting guard was fresh off his 5th NBA championship and 9th straight scoring title, turning that into his 6th title and 10th scoring title in 1998.
The publication released its Top 200 GreatestSingers of All Time on 1 January, featuring eight African singers in the compilation ... According to the list, Sade Adu is the highest-ranked African singer at position 51 ... Nigerian superstars, Fela Kuti and Burna Boy, rounded up the African featured artists at position 188 and 197, respectively.
The largest exhibition of one of the fastest expanding genres in the world is held at AfroNation... Burgeoning Nigerian superstars Rema and Asake, dancehall icon Beenie Man, rising African sensations CKay, BNXN, and Black Sherif, French rapper Franglish, and many others are scheduled to perform at the inaugural Miami event ... On Friday, Jan ... .
The superstar has been documenting her family’s African adventure for a week now with snappy videos from her time previously spent in Malawi, including footage of her New Year’s Eve party, which she enjoyed with her children ... So far, the family have visited Malawi and Kenya on their African trip.
Some A-List Afrobeats artistes who gave their stellar performances at the inaugural edition of the festival include the rave-making musician- Portable, Agege-born afro singer superstar- Small Doctors, BNXN (Buju), AfricanMichael Jackson- Obesere, Candy Bleaks, DJ Big N and the host, MC Bash the Cash.